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November 28, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Robert Upshaw sets new Washington blocks record

Well that didn’t take long.

In his fourth game, Robert Upshaw broke Washington’s single-game blocks record and his fast start indicates the sophomore center will eventually own the school’s single-season and career records as well.

Upshaw was originally credited with seven blocks during the Huskies’ 78-56 win over San Jose State on Friday in the DirecTV Wooden Legacy opener.

After reviewing video of the game, school officials awarded him with another block that pushed his total to eight and gave him the new school record. He shared the old mark with David Dixon, who did it twice (2001 – Santa Clara and 2002 – Washington State) and Matthew Bryan-Amaning (2011 – Arizona).

Upshaw tallied seven blocks in the season opener and the second game. He has 22 this season.

Washington’s school record is 67, which is held by Christian Welp (1985-86) and Dixon (2001-02).

Upshaw is on pace to finish the regular season with 165 blocks.

Former Arizona State star Jordan Bachnyski set the Pac-12’s single-season block record of 133 last season. Hall of Famer David Robinson set the NCAA record of 207 during the 1985-86 season at Navy.

Welp is at the top of Washington’s all-time blocks list with 186 from 1984-87.

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